by Charlie Matusek ’21
Heading into this long-time rivalry, Damascus had a mediocre record of 3-2 while losing to teams outside of Montgomery County. Still, the Hornets outscored opponents 75-36, while Sherwood had a 5-0 record by crushing opponents 90-9 in goals. Both teams entered the game with lots of energy, but the Warriors early on lacked defensive intensity, and the Hornets made them pay by scoring the first goal of the game.
The Warriors woke up and started to communicate more on defense, and move the ball cleanly and smoothly to get seniors Abbey Rose, Katie Cunius, and Emma Eustace multiple goals in the first half. Junior goalie Lauren Chrosniak played a big part in the Warriors allowing only 1 goal in the first half on the way to a 14-1 lead at half time.
In the second half, the Warriors dominated in possession by winning majority of ground battles as they cruised. The Warriors held the Hornets to only 2 goals in the second half. Sophomore attack Jaime Petronis scored 1 of Sherwood’s 3 goals during the second half to finish off the Hornets by a final score of 17-3.
This upcoming week is the biggest week for the Warriors as they play a fellow undefeated team, Whitman, tomorrow, away, at 7:15. Then Thursday at 5:30, the Warriors host a Churchill team whose only loss was to Whitman earlier this season.